Community Notes 3-29-13 |

Community Notes 3-29-13

The Summit County Libraries have announced the dates for the annual April book sale. The sale will be held from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, April 5,and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. This sale is held by the Summit County Friends of the Library and will help raise funds for the libraries, which are used for programs that benefit Summit County residents and visitors alike. For additional information, or to volunteer to assist with library events, please contact Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555 or

Summit County Mountain Mentors is a community-based mentoring program that matches caring adult volunteers with youth ages 8-16. Their mission is “to positively influence the youth of Summit County to lead healthy lifestyles through a consistent one-on-one relationship with an adult.” The group is looking for volunteers to spend eight hours each month with one of the 48 youth waiting for a mentor. Call 668-9184 or visit

The search is on for Colorado’s outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for the contributions they make in local communities. Friends, co-workers, family members and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to nominate deserving seniors for possible state and national honors. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. Each state’s winner receives $500, and one national winner receives $5,000 to donate to the winner’s charities of choice.

High Country Conservation Center has officially launched the new Summit Community Garden Network website. The SCGN benefits all community gardens by providing gardeners, visitors, teachers, youth and families with a one-stop shop for garden and local food resources. Thanks to the SCGN, one plot application now applies to all five of our gardens, including Silvana’s, Nancy’s, the Living Classroom, Breckenridge and Dillon Valley Elementary. We are now accepting applications from new and returning plot holders. All garden plots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Completed applications are due by March 31. Find out more or download an online application for your garden plot at

The opportunity to support and participate in live community theater here in Breckenridge awaits. The Backstage welcomes charming box-office folk to welcome theater patrons, creative craftsmen to assist with set creation, cheerful individuals to distribute performance information throughout the county and anyone who embraces the performing arts. We have opportunities for you to become involved today! Interested? Contact

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